Members of our sports group have a genuine understanding of the commercial reality of the sporting world.

They combine their specialist legal skills with an active involvement in the business side of sport.

We advise players and agents, sporting clubs and associations, sponsors, broadcasters and venues on the most significant contractual and regulatory issues that face the world of sport today. In addition, the sports group often works alongside our corporate group to advise on joint ventures, acquisitions and corporate finance in a sports context.



  • Player and manager contracts
  • Transfer agreements
  • Image rights
  • Tax planning
  • Agency agreements
  • Immigration
  • Development and protection of brands
  • Broadcasting rights
  • Event staging
  • Constitutional issues
  • Governing bodies
  • Cross-border competition structures
  • Sponsorship and endorsement
  • Merchandising
  • Sports-related mediation and litigation.
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    They are great - we can rely on them to be responsive and do extremely high-quality work
    Chambers & Partners, 2020
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    Every lawyer I have worked with has been friendly, approachable and willing to listen.
    Chambers & Partners, 2019
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    They are very commercial, really understand our business and can apply the law practically in line with our business goals.
    Chambers & Partners, 2020
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    They understand our business incredibly well and provide a range of specialists as needed.
    Chambers & Partners, 2018
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    Huge effort, attention to detail and great concern for their clients.
    Chambers & Partners, 2017
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    They provide carefully considered support and guidance, adding value at every stage of the process. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
    Chambers & Partners, 2018